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Massachusetts Teen Charged With Trying to Kill Mother, Brother While on Florida Vacation

Authorities say 16-year-old Gust Ramgren confessed to stabbing his mother and younger brother

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    Sixteen-year-old Gust Ramgren is charged with trying to kill his mother and younger brother while they were on vacation in Florida. (Published Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016)

    A Massachusetts teen is charged with trying to kill his mother and younger brother while they were on vacation in Florida.

    Sixteen-year-old Gust Ramgren of Framingham is currently being held at Sarasota County Jail without bond after being charged with two counts of attempted second degree murder.

    Law enforcement says deputies were called to the scene on Blind Pass Road at Siesta Key Wednesday evening where they found two victims, identified as Ramgren's mother and 14-year-old brother, suffering from multiple stab wounds.

    Sarasota County Sheriff's Office says as deputies treated them, reports came in that Ramgren was nearby.

    Teen Tries to Kill Mother, Brother

    [NECN] Mass., Teen Charged With Trying to Kill Mother, Brother While on Florida Vacation
    A Massachusetts teen is charged with trying to kill his mother and younger brother while they were on vacation in Florida. (Published Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016)

    He was arrested, and the sheriff's office says he then confessed to stabbing them.

    Both his mother and brother are still hospitalized in critical condition, but expected to survived.

    The investigation is ongoing.

    Neighbors say his mother, Melissa Ramgren, was a second grade teacher at Newton Public Schools, and Ramgren was enrolled at Newton South High School.

    Ramgren's father tells necn the stabbings are a "family tragedy," and that there are some "mental helath issues going on."

    In a statement, Newton Superintendent David Fleishman said the community was "heartbroken" upon hearing the news.

    "Our thoughts are with Melissa and her family as we pray for their recovery," the statement said. "This news is especially jarring as we prepare for a new school year. We will provide every support necessary to our faculty, staff, families, and students during this incredibly difficult time."


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